How to resize partition Windows 2008 Server (r2)

It is a troublesome issue for many people to resize partition in Windows 2008 Server, especially Server 2008 R2, because it is first 64-bit only Windows Server edition. In this article, I want to share some experience resizing Windows 2008 disk partitions. When talking about resizing partition on Windows 2008 Server (r2), many people ask the same questions: Is it safe to resize Windows 2008 partitions? Any differences in Server 2008 R2? Is it required to break array when reszing raid virtual partitions? What to do if the Windows Server 2008 is in VMware or Hyper-V virtual machine? How to resize partitions in Windows 2008 Server, install or via boot disc? Take it easy, after reading this article, you'll know the answers and how easy it is to resize disk partitions in Win 2K8. About question 1: Unlike the read-only programs, to change partition size, the partitioning software should modify … Continue reading

How to resize Server 2008 partitions with ease?

It is indeed a headache for most of the server administrators to resize server 2008 partitions, especially for Windows Server 2008 R2, as it is 64-bit. Many people ask me if there is an easy and safe way resizing server 2008 volumes without starting from scratch, so in this article, I want to give some hints and try to cover overall disk configurations. Easy-to-use isn't chief reason when you select a partition resizing utility, but data protecting ability, because to a server data is most important. An unreliable partition software is very likely to cause system failure or losing data, in that case, things become worse. Here I recommend a partition magic server software – Partition Assistant, which is similar with Norton Partition Magic. Partition Assistant is not only reliable itself with built-in unique data protecting technology, but also integrates Disk/partition Copy Wizard to backup or migrate data, Partition Recovery … Continue reading

Resize partition server 2003/2008/2011

Many people have trouble resizing a partition in Windows Server platform, so in this article I want to introduce how to resize Windows Server partitions without starting over or losing any data. Most of the "tutorials" in other places just shows resizing partition under simplest disk configuration, here I'll give the complete and easy solution. To resize a volume, especially for a server, the first and most important task is finding a tool, a reliable partitioning tool. Who wants to see system failure or data loss after resizing? Today I introduce a "magic" server partition software – Partition Assistant Server, which is similar with Norton Partition Magic. Partition Magic is a famous partitioning utility, but after Symantec get it, it has not been updated, on October, 2011 Symantec even abandoned it with a statement on their website saying they no longer offer Partition Magic, What a pity. (Don't waste your … Continue reading

How to resize Server 2008 partition with ease?

Due to more and more applications installed to the system partition, when the system C: drive running out of space, the Server computer will be fighting for the precious space and will run much slowly. System maybe crash if there is no free space. What will you do in this situation? To start over is a solution but longer Server downtime means less customers and no one would like to waste their happy weekend to rebuild the Server. The most time-saving and easy way is to resize Server 2008 partition with reliable Partition Magic Server software. That is to say, shrink other data partition and get some free space and then extend the boot C drive with the Unallocated space, so there is no need to start over again to save time. Ensure data security when resizing Server 2008 partition There is no doubt that the fastest way to solve … Continue reading